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Vitrified tiles are popular home décor trend in 2016 for their multiple benefits that include variety and affordability. The launch of new innovations in large format tiles and designs like 3D designs make them the perfect choice for both residential and commercial projects.
However, apart from the wide range of designs, there are different types of vitrified tiles and choosing the right one makes all the difference. Each of the different vitrified tiles are best suited for distinct needs and therefore knowledge about the different types of vitrified tiles can give you a head-start when searching for the ideal tiles for flooring or walls.
These tiles have uniform pigment throughout the body of the tiles from top to bottom. Therefore since design is all across the tile, it performs well against chipping and scratches, thus making it the most popular choice for flooring for high traffic areas like malls, Airports, offices.
A variation of full-body vitrified tiles, the double-charged tiles are very durable. These tiles feature pattern with a double layer of pigment that is only 3 to 4 mm thicker than other tiles. These come in designs that resemble natural marble, granite or wooden-finish and other minimalist designs because the thick pigment does not permit complex designs as those in full-body tiles but gives them the ability to withstand heavy wear and tear. These are therefore a popular choice for commercial projects like retail, education, factories and malls.
Among the most common vitrified tiles, the digital glazed vitrified tiles feature printing by high-volume inkjet printer wherein the layer of print and glaze is approx. less than 1mm. They offer amazing design possibilities therefore a wide variety of art-work; designs and surface texture are possible on these tiles. These vitrified tiles come in two major variants:
While the unpolished glazed tiles have excellent scratch-resistant and slip-resistant abilities, thus making them perfect for outdoors. The glazed tiles with Nano-polish have a super glossy finish and superior polished surface, thus making them ideal for hotels, offices and as wall-tiles.
These are manufactured with an older and simpler technology. These tiles are screen printed and polished. They have high-resistant to abrasion and being stain-resistant are durable and low on maintenance. Discover each of these different types of vitrified tiles today at AGL Tiles, India’s fastest growing ceramic manufacturer with the widest range of vitrified tiles. With presence across 50 countries, AGL Tiles continues to be the pioneer in the ceramic industry.